Newsletter Wednesday May 3 2017

University Park Elementary School

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May 3, 2017

Message from Ms. Davis

Last week was an extremely  busy week here at UPES!  Last Thursday’s Academic Night was a huge success.  We had a great turnout as parents and students enjoyed Reading, Math, and Science Learning Stations.  A huge thank you to the PTA for buying dinner for all of the teachers and staff who stayed after school to run the Academic Night stations.  Thank you to Ms. Jackson, Ms. Ramos, Ms. Stimson, and Mr. Favero for collaborating to create activities that were fun, relevant, and meaningful for students.  Thank you to Ms. Sanders for her collaboration with the PTA to organize a number of awesome school wide assemblies this year.  Friday’s Enviro Drum assembly was a huge hit with staff and students.  Lastly, thank you to the Kindergarten team for organizing the annual Arbor Day celebration with the Town of University Park.  We look forward to this celebration every year and our students sang like angels under the direction of Ms. Martin. Please pay close attention to the ‘Upcoming Events’ section of the newsletter as there are many activities occurring between now and the end of the year.  The next Eagle Newsletter will come home with students May 17, 2017.  If you need anything between now and then don’t hesitate to contact me via email or 301-985-1898.    


This is a great article from Santa Maria College’s Education Blog on helping girls navigate friendships.  As a parent of a 12 year old daughter I found the article extremely interesting and I thought I’d share it with the community and staff.

Dine Out Night

Join us for our Dine Out Night on Monday, May 9th from 5-9pm to enjoy a delicious meal from Chipotle while supporting University Park Elementary School! Chipotle will donate 50% of your purchase to our school to fund new and exciting activities for our families in the upcoming school year! Tell everyone you know to join us on Monday, May 9th  between 5pm-9pm! Order ONLINE and avoid the wait!! Simply log onto, select Chipotle at 5501 Baltimore Avenue Hyattsville, MD 20782 and place your order!! Look for the event flyer in this Wednesday Packet

Lost and Found

The lost and found collection has grown tremendously now that the temperatures are increasing. Please check the lost and found located in the cafeteria for any missing items. All items will be donated at the end of the month.

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Transitional Students

Students transitioning to a new school as a result of a promotion to a different educational level, boundary change, participation in a specialty school or change in residence must provide proof of residency. Proof of residency may be established by any of the following documents: settlement papers, lease/rental agreement, deed of property, mortgage statement, letter from apartment complexes on official letterhead, or a current property tax bill.  Settlement papers, lease agreement, and rental agreements must be signed and dated by all parties.   Parents of students in grade 6 must come to UPES to update proof of residency by Wednesday, May 10, 2017 .  

Parents of Pre-K students who are out of boundary, your child will be automatically enrolled in their boundary school for next year.  You will need to complete a new registration at the boundary school along with providing updated proof of residency.  

PTA Corner

Hard to believe May is upon us. The PTA is getting ready for end of the year activities and looking forward to planning for next year.  Still to come:

Teacher Appreciation Week 5/8-5/12

PTA meeting May 17th 6-7:30pm

School wide Book sale 5/22-5/26

PTA Elections/final Meeting June 1st 6-730pm

We would love to hear from folks who are interested in being part of the 2017-2018 PTA. There are lots of great committees to get involved with, and lots of great events to join. Whether you are new to the school or been here forever reach out. Email Nancy Ross at

Upcoming Events

Monday-Friday, May 8-12, Teacher Appreciation Week

Wednesday, May 10-Hearing and Vision Screenings-K,1,4

Monday, May 15-Spring Music Concert-Northwestern HS, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, May 12 - City of Hyattsville Community Resource Workshop 5:00pm

Friday, May 19-Career Day, Instrumental Music and Choir Field Trip to Six Flags

Monday, May 22-6th grade Field Day

Monday, May 22- Friday, May 26- Book Fair-7:15 - 3:30 ( Media Center)

Thursday, May 25-Saturday, May 27 - Lion King Performances @ 7:00pm

Thursday, May 25-Saturday, May 27- Book Fair -5:30-7:30 Lion King Hours

Friday, June 2-Grades 3-5 Field Day

Monday, June 5-Yearbook Autograph Party 9-10 a.m.

Tuesday, June 6-Honor Roll Assemblies- 2-3, 8:15 a.m.-9:00 a.m.,4-5,9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, June 7-Grade 6 Promotion Ceremony

Thursday, June 8-Friday, June 9-2 Hour Early Dismissal (tentative), 11:55 a.m.

Friday, June 9-6th grade Clap Out, 11:40 a.m.

Monday, June 12- Last Day for Teachers (tentative)

Thursday, June 22-4th Quarter Report Cards Released via mail

Thursday,August 31-Systemic Orientation Day for Pre-K and Kindergarten students

Wednesday, September 6-First Day of School for all students

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